Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John Moffatt Biography (1922-)
Full name, Albert John Moffatt; born September 24, 1922, in Badby, England; son of Ernest George (a servant to the royal family) and Letitia (a servant tothe royal family; maiden name, Hickman) Moffatt. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Fraser and Dunlop, 91 Regent Street, London W1R 8RU, England.
- Birth Details
- September 24, 1922
- Badby, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Carl the Raven, The Snow Queen (children's play), Liverpool,U.K., 1944.
- LONDON STAGE DEBUT--Loyale, Tartuffe, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1950.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Mr. Sparkish, The Country Wife, Adelphi Theatre, 1957.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Sebastian, Twelfth Night, Perth Repertory Theatre, Perth, Scotland, 1945.
- Richard Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Louis Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma, Laertes, Hamlet, Frank Gibbon, The Happy Breed, Bassanio, The Merchant ofVenice, and Alfred P. Doolittle, Pygmalion, all Perth Repertory Theatre, 1946-47.
- stage manager, Our Town, Mr. Puff, The Critic, Konstantin Treplev, The Seagull, Waldo Lydecker, Laura, Otto, Design for Living, Gribaud, The Duke in Darkness, title role, Mother Goose, Gerald Popkiss, Rookery Nook, Tesman, Hedda Gabler, Marchbanks, Candida, and Angel, Tobias and the Angel, all Oxford Repertory Company, Oxford, U.K., 1947-49.
- hotel waiter, Point of Departure, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, then Duke ofYork's Theatre, both London, 1950.
- ensemble, Late Night Extra (revue), Watergate Theatre, London, 1951.
- Verges, Much Ado about Nothing, and second lord and Paulina's steward, The Winter's Tale, both Phoenix Theatre, London, 1952.
- Frank Ford, The Square Ring, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1952.
- Nicobar, The Apple Cart, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1953.
- title role, Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1953.
- Jakob, The Dark Is Light Enough, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1954.
- ugly sister, Cinderella, Marlowe Theatre Repertory Company, Canterbury, U.K., 1954.
- Richard Greatham, Hay Fever, wicked fairy, The Love of Four Colonels, Ben, The Little Foxes, and Claude, The Confidential Clerk, all Hornchurch Repertory Company, Queen's Theatre, London, 1955.
- Dr. Grenock, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon, Duchess Theatre, London, 1955.
- Dr. Bitterling, Cards of Identity, and second god, The Good Woman of Setzuan, both Royal Court Theatre, London, 1956.
- Mr. Sparkish, The Country Wife, Royal Court Theatre, 1956, then Adelphi Theatre, London, 1957.
- secretary, The Apollo de Bellac, Mr. Fairbrother, The Making of Moo, andEdwin Goosebell, How Can We Save Father?, all Royal Court Theatre, 1957.
- Otto Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Sebastian, Nude with Violin, Richmond Theatre Company, Richmond, U.K., 1958.
- Widow Twankey, Aladdin (pantomime), Guildford Repertory Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1958.
- Le Beau, As You Like It, Bishop of Carlisle, Richard III, Dr. Caius, TheMerry Wives of Windsor, all Old Vic Company, London, 1959.
- Chaplain de Stogumber, Saint Joan, Mr. Venables, What Every Woman Knows,and the Dauphin and Duke of Burgundy, Henry V, all Old Vic Company, 1960.
- Jacques' father, Jacques, Royal Court Theatre, 1961.
- Cardinal Cajetan, Luther, Royal Court Theatre, then Phoenix Theatre, both1961, later St. James Theatre, New York City, then Oxford Playhouse, both 1963.
- queen, Puss in Boots (pantomime), Leatherhead Repertory Company, Leatherhead, U.K., 1962.
- Lord Foppington, Virtue in Danger, Mermaid Theatre, then Strand Theatre,both London, 1963.
- Kuligin, The Three Sisters, and Orestes Petrovykh, The Twelfth Hour, bothOxford Playhouse, 1964.
- Dame Trot, Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, U.K., 1964.
- Ilya Fomitsh Kotchkaryov, The Marriage Brokers, Mermaid Theatre, 1965.
- Nurse Tickle, Babes in the Woods, Marlowe Theatre, 1965.
- Chief Inspector Warren, The Beaver Coat, Mermaid Theatre, 1966.
- Widow Twankey, Aladdin (pantomime), Marlowe Theatre, 1966.
- Lord Fancourt Babberley, Charley's Aunt, Royal Theatre, Bury St.
- Edmunds, U.K., 1967.
- Henry, The Fantasticks, Genee Theatre, East Grinstead, U.K., 1967.
- Jan Letzaresco, Dear Charles, Duchess Theatre, 1967.
- Dame Trot, Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1967.
- Fainall, The Way of the World, De Histingua, A Flea in Her Ear, CardinalMonticelso, The White Devil, Judge Brack, Hedda Gabler, and Leicester Paton,Home and Beauty, all National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1969.
- Geronte, Scapino, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1970.
- Von Schlettow, Krakauer, and chief of police, The Captain of Kopernick, and Menenius Agrippa, Coriolanus, both National Theatre Company, 1971.
- Sir Joshua Rat, Tyger, National Theatre Company, New Theatre, London, 1971.
- Monsignor de Sylva, The Beheading, Apollo Theatre, London, 1971.
- Dame Trot, Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime), Arts Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1973.
- Widow Twankey, Aladdin (pantomime), Theatre Royal, York, U.K., 1974.
- Bob le Hotu, Irma la Douce, Watford Palace Theatre, Watford, U.K., 1975.
- Sorin, The Seagull, and Victor Keene, The Bed before Yesterday, both Lyric Theatre, London, 1975.
- Ethelred the Unready and various roles, In Order of Appearance, and Olly,Follow the Star, both Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1977.
- Garry Essendine, Present Laughter, Theatre Royal, 1978.
- Sandor Turai, The Play's the Thing, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1979.
- Narrator, Colette, Comedy Theatre, London, 1980.
- Sir Joseph Porter, H.M.S. Pinafore, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, U.K., 1982.
- ensemble, This Thing Called Love (revue), Watermill Theatre, Newbury, U.K., later Ambassadors Theatre, London, all 1982.
- Northbrook, The Sleeping Prince, Chichester Festival Theatre, then RoyalHaymarket Theatre, London, both 1983.
- Witwoud, The Way of the World, Chichester Festival Theatre, then Royal Haymarket Theatre, both 1984.
- Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Open Air Theatre, London, 1985.
- Richard Pointer, Interpreters, Queen's Theatre, 1985.
- Lonauer and Frank, Definitely the Bahamas, Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond,U.K., 1987.
- George Bernard Shaw, Married Love, Guildford, U.K., then Wyndham's Theatre, London, both 1988.
- Also appeared in Victorian Music Hall, Marlowe Theatre, then Hampstead Theatre Club, London, both 1965, later Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 1966, then RoyalTheatre, Bury St. Edmunds, 1968; Cowardy Custard, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1972, later Royal Haymarket Theatre, 1983; in two hundred productions with Perth Repertory and Oxford Repertory Companies, 1945-49; and in six plays with the Bristol Old Vic Company, Bristol, U.K., 1950.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Victorian Music Hall, Marlowe Theatre, then Hampstead Theatre Club, both1965.
- The Good Doctor, Actor's Company, London, 1981.
- Murder, Dear Watson, Mill Theatre, Sonning, U.K., 1982.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Jakob, The Light Is Dark Enough, U.K. cities, 1954.
- Dr. Grenock, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon, U.K. cities, 1955.
- Mr. Saxmann, The Holiday, U.K. cities, 1958.
- Chaplain de Stogumber, Saint Joan, Algernon Moncrieff, The Importance ofBeing Earnest, and second witch, Macbeth, all Old Vic Company, U.K. cities, 1960, then Soviet and Polish cities, 1961.
- Victorian Music Hall, U.K. cities, 1966.
- Oh, Coward!, U.K. cities, Bangkok, Thailand, and Hong Kong, 1978.
- Cowardy Custard, Swedish cities, 1983.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Barman, Loser Takes All, British Lion, 1956.
- driver volunteer, The Silent Enemy, Universal, 1959.
- Square, Tom Jones, Lopert, 1963.
- Popilius Lena, Julius Caesar, American International, 1970.
- Murray, Lady Caroline Lamb, United Artists, 1972.
- chief attendant, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974.
- philosopher, Galileo, American Film Theatre, 1975.
- Greville Figg, Britannia Hospital, Universal, 1982.
- wigmaker, Prick Up Your Ears, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Zhukov, Curtain Down, BBC, 1953.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Title role, Ben Gunn, BBC, 1958.
- MINI-SERIES Joseph Sedley, Vanity Fair, BBC, 1966, then PBS, 1972.
- Lord Merlin, Love In a Cold Climate, Thames, 1980, then PBS, 1982.
- Benjamin Guggenheim, S.O.S. Titanic, ABC, 1979.
- Eddie Fuselli, Golden Boy, BBC, 1953.
- Grebeauval, The Public Prosecutor, BBC, 1953.
- Diaghilev, The Man Who Made People, BBC, 1956.
- Malvolio, Twelfth Night, BBC, 1957.
- Joseph Surface, School for Scandal, BBC, 1959.
- Brush, The Clandestine Marriage, BBC, 1958.
- police inspector, The Fourth Wall, BBC, 1958.
- the Stranger, Picnic at Sakkara, BBC, 1959.
- Casca, Julius Caesar, BBC, 1959.
- Boyd, The Long Memory, BBC, 1962.
- Cyril, Call Oxbridge 2000, ATV, 1962.
- Fred Johnson, The Seventh Wave, ATV, 1963.
- Also Sir William Pitt, The Rules That Jack Made, 1964; Professor Grainger, Sullivan Brothers, 1964; Mr. Lone, Kipling, 1964; Aubrey Drummond, SergeantCork, 1964; Mr. Stotman, Alice, 1965; Gray, The Body Snatchers, 1965; Marquis d'Harmonville, The Flying Dragon, 1965; Edward Cosgrove, Dismissal Leadingto Lustfulness, 1965; investigator, The Single Passion, 1966; Don Diego, TheMan in Room 17, 1967; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, 1967; Teng Kan, Judge Dee, 1968; Aragon, The Merchant of Venice, 1971; Captain Brazen, The Recruiting Officer, 1973; Bobby Southcott, England, Their England, 1973; Jackie Jackson, The Deep Blue Sea, 1974; Count von Aerenthal, Fall of Eagles, 1974; Miss Marple, A Night on the Town, and Honor, Profit, and Pleasure.
- See production details above.
- Aladdin (pantomime), 1958.
- Puss in Boots (pantomime), 1962.
- Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime), 1964.
- Babes in the Woods, 1965.
- Victorian Music Hall, 1965.
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